The heat has been unmerciful this week in the midlands of South Carolina–no rain, 100+ degrees, and according to the long-range forecast, it doesn’t look to let up any time soon.
But heavens it’s the humidity that wears you out. It’s so thick out there you can hardly breathe–and I mean that quite literally.
It’s felt more oppressive to me than ever before for two reasons.
One We had the shock of walking right into it when we exited the Columbia airport, home from a glorious week in humidity-free Colorado. (I shall tell you more about that later.) I don’t think it often, but I have to say there was more than a moment or two in which my husband and I wiped our sweaty brows considering And why do we live here????
Two I came home to find my little Mama has a nest with three beautiful eggs in the bird box we moved away from the brick snake pillar under the house.
Problem is–it’s right out there, getting baked by the afternoon sun. Right away I fashioned some extra shade to help lower the temp.
She was doing her best to brave the elements.
How I love her.
(May I just mention this as a side note: I CANNOT GET AWAY FROM THE SNAKES.)
I fretted all night about the heat and mama and the eggs. So today I tried something new.
I hope it helps.